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Hemidrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, eye in profile wearing round earring and close-fitting crested helmet, the front adorned with three upright olive leaves, the back with floral ornament. Reverse: [inscription]. Owl facing, wings closed; on either side an olive branch. (see media screen for...

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Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 393–300 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.05 gm.

Accession Number

18.681

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins